Summary: Leads and assists in the commissioning of new or revised products and processes with a focus on Process Capability and Quality Assurance. These efforts will mitigate processing risks, reduce costs and optimize customer satisfaction. The scope of work will largely entail pre-production and prototype activities, but on-going production assistance and resolutions of customer concerns will be required.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  Identify, coordinate and plan critical-path items to ensure successful on-time completion of new/revised product launches the program. Gannt-charting or other similar methods may be required.
Issue Return Material Authorizations to the customer and follow product back to the facilities.
Lead the procurement and validation of tooling and fixturing.
Determine and ensure process capability related to product characteristics.
Identify and prioritize process risks that impact quality of product.
Ensure proper prevention and detection controls are established, as they relate to process risks
Understand and use AIAG core tools (e.g. FMEA, control plan, PPAP, and forman problem solving methods (i.e-8D methodology).
Manage all documents and records related to the program.
Conduct 1st piece and prototype production runs.
Communicate with the customer(s) on a routine basis to ensure they understand the status of their products.
Lead the development of process work instructions (SOP's), inspection criteria and forms, and any other related documentation.
Determine, procure and/or validate any Inspection, Measuring or Test Equipment related to the product.
Work closely with the quoting process to ensure related products are quoted appropriately.
Evaluate, contain for, and implement corrective actions to customer rejections and major internal rejections.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university (Engineering Technology preferred) and two years experience; or Associates degree and 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Formal GD&T training and demonstrated understanding. Experience using 8D corrective action methodology. Experience using LEAN and 6-Sigma methodologies. Ability to work with company MRO software (Vantage), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project Manager, Power Inspect (Romer) or other similar CMM software. ASQ certification preferred, valid driver's license required for visits to customer facilities
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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